Iron Fist
Iron Fist
Portrayed by Finn Jones
Full Name Danny Rand
Age 26
Height 6'0"
Build Lean
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Skin Caucasian

Claim to Fame

The Immortal Iron Fist. CEO of Rand Enterprises. Kind of an idiot.


Danny Rand is known to the public to be the well-meaning if somewhat clueless CEO of Rand Enterprises. He miraculously returned after being presumed dead for a decade. As he's a bit too fond of telling people, he is also the Immortal Iron Fist, protector of K'un L'un, but for some reason he's not there doing the protecting.


Danny Rand was born to a life of wealth and privilege. His father, Wendell Rand was the CEO of Rand Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar corporation. For the first twelve years of his life, he wanted for nothing and lived in the lap of luxury. He had no concept of what other people's lives were like. He was a kind child who had a good relationship with his parents. He has fond memories of scrambling around Rand headquarters like it was his own private playroom.
When he was 12 years old, he was travelling with his parents in a private jet. The jet crashed. HIs parents and the pilot were killed. Somehow, Danny survived. He was rescued by monks and brought to the mystical city of K'un L'un.
Danny grew up as an acolyte of the monks of K'un L'un. The way between the city and the wider world was closed, so he could not return home. Life in K'un L'un was anything but soft. The conditions were brutal and challenging. He worked for his meager rations and slept on a hard mat. When he wasn't working, he was training. It didn't matter if he didn't want to fight. He didn't have much of a choice.
Winning battles was rewarded with more advanced moves. After he started winning fights, it kindled some sort of inner Rand ambition - the same ambition that had driven his father. He started to get more and more competitive, working hard to best his fellow acolytes.
In K'un L'un there was no corporate ladder to climb, but there were titles. The one title that grabbed his attention was that of the Iron Fist - protector of the city. Despite the fact that his fellow acolytes believed an outsider to be unworthy, he attempted the trials anyway. It wasn't arrogance so much as an unconscious feeling of entitlement. He was driven to succeed, and in the mystical city, this was a way to succeed.
Despite all odds, Danny completed the trials of the Iron Fist. He found himself faced with a dragon - Shou-Lau the Undying. He plunged his fist into the creature's molten heart and gained the power of the Iron Fist - as well as the dragon's mark on his chest.
The title was earned, but what Danny didn't expect was that the title essentially meant…glorified sentry duty. It was his sacred duty to protect K'un L'un, which meant standing at the pass, day in and day out.
Another man would be humbled by this sacred duty. But Danny wanted more. If he had been at home and his parents had survived, he would be taking on some junior position in his father's company - a comfy recipient of nepotism. He still felt entitled to that kind of life on some level, but those ambitions didn't map onto the world he now inhabited. He grew restless with sentry duty nearly immediately, and impatient to learn more about his powers.
So in retrospect, the masters of K'un L'un should have expected that Danny would leave his post the moment he spotted a hawk and saw that the way was open. The duty he had fought for and almost died for, was abandoned very quickly. Even Danny himself didn't truly understand why he did it.
Danny returned to New York. A combination of a 12 year old's view of how the wider world should work and a certain…cluelessness meant his reintegration into society hit a lot of hiccups. Perhaps the same luck that had guarded him all his life clicked in yet again, because he was somehow able to convince the right people that he was who he said he was, and more astounding still, reclaim a controlling part of Rand Enterprises. Not until after a stint in a mental institution - for very understandable reasons.
Now Danny is in New York, having abandoned his sacred duty, and with the power of the Iron Fist. Is it fate that brought him back there? Is he meant to be there? Or is he simply a clueless young man who followed the wrong-headed direction of his heart?

Character Details

Danny Rand is a very good-hearted person. He believes in helping people and in doing the Right Thing (TM). Unfortunately, he lacks understanding to truly see the world as it is. Everything he has ever come across has a cut-and-dried solution in his mind. That often means him charging headlong and fighting, or trusting people to do the right thing when they have no incentive to do so. He believes in honour and justice, but as abstract concepts rather than how they actually manifest in the real world. Part of that is his isolated upbringing, and part of that comes from his life of privilege before the plane crash. It's hard for him to see inequality, for instance, because he hasn't experienced it. He doesn't deny it exists, but it doesn't enter into his world view until someone confronts him with it. The creedo of Danny's life can be summed up as: he means well, but he often falls short. To his credit, he does try to learn and he does try to listen, but he can also be pigheadedly stubborn when he believes what he's doing is right. Despite his viewing the world in absolutes, he doesn't even truly understand the motivations for why he's done some of the things he's done.


This version of Danny is from the MCU, but one that recognizes the flaws in the character.

This character has a new player as of September 2017.

RP Logs & Journals

November 11, 2017: Billionaire Babysitter

After a rag tag team assembles to save Jessica Jones, some end up a little worse for the wear and Luke Cage makes sure Danny Rand is okay before sending him home.

(permalink: log:6484 | tags: iron_fist power-man | posted: 12 Nov 2017 18:00)

November 10, 2017: Distress Call

Danny Rand, Luke Cage, Six, and Daredevil come together to respond to an apparent distress call from Jessica Jones.

(permalink: log:6476 | tags: daredevil iron_fist jessica_jones power-man six tigers_flies | posted: 11 Nov 2017 06:51)

November 03, 2017: All for Charity!

Some of the largest names in New York turn out for a joint charitable gala in the newly refurbished Stark Expo. But one can't have a charity event without having things go terribly wrong…

(permalink: log:6437 | tags: agent_carter captain_america cyclops daredevil fairchild iron_fist iron_man iron_monger kingpin loki merrow old_man_logan ozymandias pepper_potts quicksilver rusalka_stojespal samael scarlet_witch six superboy tnp white_queen zatanna_zatara | posted: 04 Nov 2017 07:08)

October 25, 2017: Work the Room

Emma Frost corners Danny Rand at a networking event. Danny is out of his element in more ways than one.

(permalink: log:6405 | tags: iron_fist white_queen | posted: 29 Oct 2017 16:53)

October 23, 2017: Takeout Confession

The number of people Danny's told his (totally awesome, shut up) title to grows to two.

(permalink: log:6387 | tags: iron_fist samael | posted: 26 Oct 2017 00:09)

October 17, 2017: One Long Grouchy Sigh

The title almost says it all. But is any other reaction really possible when Jessica Jones takes a meeting with Danny Rand?

(permalink: log:6354 | tags: iron_fist jessica_jones | posted: 18 Oct 2017 05:26)

October 13, 2017: Snow White, Bodyguard, and Labradoodle

Danny Rand becomes the target of a kidnapping plot, which forces him to reveal his magical glowing fist to Emery Papsworth and Jessica Jones. Of course, Emery and Jess reveal a few new things to Danny and one another, too.

(permalink: log:6328 | tags: iron_fist jessica_jones samael | posted: 13 Oct 2017 05:20)

October 09, 2017: Slip and Fight

Danny Rand gives his driver the slip, ends up back at home bruised and bleeding but still wearing his shoes. Emery is there to greet him.

(permalink: log:6316 | tags: iron_fist samael | posted: 11 Oct 2017 01:22)

October 05, 2017: It Was a Slow Day at the Office

Home from Wakanda at last, Jessica Jones settles in and tries to make sense of life back in New York City. Danny Rand gives her just what she needs by showing up with a brand new case.

(permalink: log:6327 | tags: iron_fist jessica_jones | posted: 13 Oct 2017 04:15)

September 17, 2017: My Fair Ninja

Rand Enterprises hires a specialist named Emery Papsworth to help young Danny Rand develop into the CEO butterfly they want him to be. Its not the introduction Danny is expecting. Emery gets a job, Danny gets compared to a homeless person…the start of a wonderful partnership.

(permalink: log:6257 | tags: iron_fist samael | posted: 18 Sep 2017 23:52)

August 23, 2017: Breakout Session

Danny Rand and Luke Cage meet after an event where Luke played bartender. Danny's bad at business, Luke's good at doing that bartender sage advice thing. Danny still doesn't know what kind of booze he likes. Also, shoes?

(permalink: log:6271 | tags: iron_fist power-man | posted: 25 Sep 2017 02:21)

February 06, 2017: Well, That Happened

Stilt-Man terrorizes Hell's Kitchen. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Danny Rand, and Sofia Strange work together to stop him. Jessica winds up very arrested when it goes very wrong.

(permalink: log:5295 | tags: iron_fist jessica_jones luke_cage sorceress | posted: 08 Feb 2017 02:57)

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